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Psychopathology in premenstrual syndrome

Halil Özcan, Burak Subaşı.

Abstract
Objective: Collecting data by scanning symptoms comprehensively, especially those that were frequent and should be noted but had not been enough emphasized before with regard to Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
Methods: The study includes 127 individual who were randomly selected from among those admitted to Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital Youth Unit in Ankara. First, a demographic data form was given to participants. Then, they were asked to complete a premenstrual assessment form (PAF) and symptom checklist (SCL-90-R). Having an average score above 2 points is an indicator of PMS in PAF. SCL-90-R general average score increase means to have probable general psychopathology, increase in any subscales of SCL-90-R means to have probable psychopathology on that field.
Results: In this study, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) frequency was found to be 16%. Twenty-one participants received more than 2 points as an average on the PAF. Relationships were found between PMS scores and all items of the SCL-90-R, including general symptom averages, except for the additional scale.
Conclusion: In this study, by using the SCL-90-R, we found that in cases of PMS not only depression, anxiety, and anger but also other mental symptoms occur. We think that these findings will help us to understand the psychological status of women with PMS symptoms and give us ideas regarding fields that have not been studied before.

Key words: psychopathology, premenstrual syndrome, SCL-90-R


 
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Halil Ozcan, Burak Subaşı. Psychopathology in premenstrual syndrome. PBS. 2013; 3(4): 146-9. doi:10.5455/jmood.20130514121254


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Halil Ozcan, Burak Subaşı. 2013. Psychopathology in premenstrual syndrome. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 3 (4), 146-9. doi:10.5455/jmood.20130514121254



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Halil Ozcan, Burak Subaşı. "Psychopathology in premenstrual syndrome." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 3 (2013), 146-9. doi:10.5455/jmood.20130514121254



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Halil Ozcan, Burak Subaşı. "Psychopathology in premenstrual syndrome." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 3.4 (2013), 146-9. Print. doi:10.5455/jmood.20130514121254



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Halil Ozcan, Burak Subaşı (2013) Psychopathology in premenstrual syndrome. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 3 (4), 146-9. doi:10.5455/jmood.20130514121254